In loving memory of

Dennis Kukowski
August 7, 1947 - January 11, 2022

Dennis Ralph Kukowski, 74, of Lewiston, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at his home in rural Lewiston. Dennis was born August 7, 1947, in Arcadia, WI to August and Orphie (Kube) Kukowski. They farmed near Dodge, WI, until moving with his family to a farm south of Lewiston in 1954. Dennis graduated from Lewiston High School in 1965, then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving two tours in Vietnam. In 1968, he was honorably discharged from the Corps and moved back to Lewiston. He and Deb Reps were married August 11, 1973. They made their home near Wyattville, where he farmed. Dennis later worked for Lewiston Feed and Produce. In 2020, he retired from Potter Construction.
Denny was a dedicated Marine. He was a social guy who loved to spend time with family and friends, playing cards and golfing. He was a proud dad and grandpa who cherished family traditions including the trout fishing opener, deer hunting opener, Memorial Day Weekend and countless times in "the Valley." Denny was a storyteller, with his stories becoming more exaggerated as they aged. His life revolved around family and being outdoors.
Denny was a faithful member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lewiston and American Legion Post 90.
Survivors include his wife Deb; three children: Trevor (Tiffany) of Savage, Tami (Torrey) Kistler of La Crescent, and Tory (Renata) of Norman, OK; five grandchildren: Logan, Elissa, Kullin, Joe and Natalie; siblings: Donald (Vicky) of Victoria, Dale (Linda) of New Auburn, WI, Randy (Cheryl) of Lewiston, Rick (Julie) of Bellingham, WA, Heide (Don) Ressie of Lewiston and Timothy (Kay) of Apple Valley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and infant granddaughter, Seryna.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Lewiston with the Reverend Michael Lindemann officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be at the church from 4-7 p.m. Friday and 10-11 a.m. Saturday. The Lewiston American Legion will conduct military graveside honors. Hoff Funeral Service of Lewiston is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Lewiston American Legion Post 90 or Lewiston Volunteer Ambulance.


Randy Kukowski wrote on Feb 8, 2022:

"I love ?? you and miss you, I am in the valley and you will be riding shotgun with me forever,your brother and friend!Randy Kukowski! RIP"

Tom Degnan wrote on Jan 19, 2022:

"Sorry Deb and Family. Denny always had a grin and kind word for me. Appreciated that as well as his service to the country. RIP Denny."

Richard Fischer wrote on Jan 15, 2022:

"Deb and family I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and dad. Denny always recognized me and had a smile with a Hello. You have many memories that you most share. A great Marine has left us. RIP"

Jon Hennessy wrote on Jan 14, 2022:

"Deb and family, you have Patricia and my deepest sympathy. We viewed your slide show and could feel the love your family has for one another. Full of beautiful memories. Jon Hennessy "

Geralyn La Rocque wrote on Jan 14, 2022:

"My heartfelt sympathy for the passing of a good man. "

Laurie and Charlie Clobes wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"Our deepest sympathy to all of Denny\'s family. May your faith, family and friends console you."

Alicia Elsing wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"Thinking of you all! My memories of Denny go back to when I was a small child running around at the annual chicken BBQ while Denny, my dad and all the other Legion members grilled chicken for hours. The laughter and friendships were wonderful. And Denny was always there with a smile. He touched so many with his sweet personality and anyone who knew him was blessed. Alicia Elsing"

Stacy Reps Schultz wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"I will always remember and dearly miss Denny?s warm, friendly greetings with that wonderful smile. Always without fail. With deepest sympathy and love. "

Trisha Schultz wrote on Jan 13, 2022:

"Denny was the sweetest man. He will be dearly missed!"

Denise wrote on Jan 12, 2022:

"Our deepest sympathy to the Kukowski family. Jeff and Denise Griffin "